Extent and content of the programme

Degree Programme in Biotechnology (CBIOT), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2012

Last edit: 25/05/2016
Approved: 25/05/2016

The Degree Programme in Biotechnology is composed of 300 credits , which at the normal study speed corresponds to 5 years of full-time studies (10 terms).

The first three years of the programme (180 credits) is in the first cycle and can, if the student applies for it, be finished with a Degree of Bachelor of Science. The final two years (120 credits) are studied at one of the masters programme second cycle that can be selected at the degree programme in Biotechnology and leading to an MSc in Biotechnology / MSc of selected masters programme (see list below of the masters programme that can be selected study year 2012/2013) .

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Masters programmes available for Biotechnology students 2012/2013*

  • Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology
  • Medical Biotechnology
  • Macromolecular Materials
  • Molecular Science and Engineering

* The list of masters programmes is subject to change.  Updated lists of all masters programmes can be found in the study handbook for the respective study year. 

Language of instruction
The language of instruction, during the first three years of the programme is mostly Swedish; although English literature will be used.  The concluding two years some courses are given in Swedish and some in English. For each course the language of instruction is found in the Course and program directory on the KTH student web site.